Laurie Smith

  • Laurie A. Smith, Ph.D.
  • Director and Professor
  • Ph.D. - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Phone: (909)537-3837
  • E-mail:

Laurie Smith is the Director of the School of Social Work at CSUSB.

Dr. Smith received her MSW from the University of Minnesota. Her post-MSW experience included working in a family and children's service agency providing group work services to children in public schools and supervision and program evaluation for the Teen Outreach Program, a nationally replicated program to prevent at-risk teens from dropping out or experiencing early pregnancy.

The focus of her Ph.D. studies was HIV/AIDS and for three years she was the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health AIDS Trainee Fellowship. Her dissertation was on power differences between females and males in negotiating sexual activities.

Previous to coming to CSUSB, Dr. Smith taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Professional Specialties

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Services
  • Service Learning
  • Independent Living Programs
  • Technology in Social Work Education

Selected Publications

Shon, H. & Smith, L.A. (2011). A review of Poll Everywhere audience response system. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29, 236-245.

Smith, L.A., Shon, H. & Santiago, R. (2011). Audience Response Systems; Using Clickers to Enhance BSW Education. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29 (2), 120-132.

Smith, L. A., & McCaslin, R. (2011). Enhancing Baccalaureate Student Learning in Research and Gerontology Through Partnership with an Area Agency on Aging. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 31 (1), 79-88.

Reilly, T., Smith, L., Woodruff, S.I., Clapp, J.D., and Cade, J. (2010). Predictors of death and survival duration among a sample of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Social Work in Health Care, 49, 783-798.

Reilly, T., Woodruff, S.I., Smith, L., Clapp, J.D., & Cade, J. (2010). Unsafe sex among HIV positive individuals: Cross-sectional and prospective predictors. Journal of Community Health, 35, 115-123.

Smith, L.A., McCaslin, R., Chang, J., Martinez, P., & McGrew, P. (2010). Assessing the needs of older gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people: A service-learning and agency partnership approach. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53, 387-401.

Owens-Kane, S., Smith, L. A., & Brinson, R. (2005). Transfer of child welfare research findings to the field: An Internet-based training series. Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, 8 (1), 27-37.

Smith, L. A., & Reilly, T. (2005). Reasons for unsafe sex among a community sample of people with HIV/AIDS. Social Work in Health Care, 41 (2), 71-83.

Smith, L.A. (2003). Partner influences on noncondom use: Gender and ethnic differences. Journal of Sex Research, 40 (4), 346-350.

Smith, L.A. (2003). Internet use among people with HIV/AIDS. Journal of Technology in Human Services, vol. 22 (2), 17-29.

Smith, L.A. and Pynoos, J. (2002). More than shelter: Benefits and concerns for people in HIV/AIDS housing. Bulletin of HIV/AIDS & Social Work, 1 (1), 63-80.

Smith, L. A. (1995). Inclusion and Culture. Psychosocial Rehabilitation Journal, 18 (3), 5-6.

Mowbray, C., Coye, J., Freddolino, P., and Smith, L. (1984). The rapid growth and reduction of recipient rights protection staff. Administration in Mental Health, 11 (4), 249-262.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • California Association of Deans and Directors (CADD)
  • National Association of Deans and Directions (NADD)
  • Southern Area Consortium of Human Services (SACHS)
  • California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)